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discharge

1. the act of removing a load, as of cargo
2. Law
a. a release, as of a person held under legal restraint
b. an annulment, as of a court order
3. Physics
a. the act or process of removing or losing charge or of equalizing a potential difference
b. a transient or continuous conduction of electricity through a gas by the formation and movement of electrons and ions in an applied electric field
4. 
a. the volume of fluid flowing along a pipe or a channel in unit time
b. the output rate of a plant or piece of machinery, such as a pump

discharge

[′dis‚chärj]
(electricity)
To remove a charge from a battery, capacitor, or other electric-energy storage device.
(electronics)
The passage of electricity through a gas, usually accompanied by a glow, arc, spark, or corona. Also known as electric discharge.
(fluid mechanics)
The flow rate of a fluid at a given instant expressed as volume per unit of time.
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3-year-old, male penguin consisted of a slight swelling of the right salt gland, along with serous ocular discharge from the ipsilateral eye and moderate physical weakness.
In persons suffering from ocular rhinosporidiosis along with nasal involvement, nasolacrimal duct involvement presented with blood tinged nasal as well as ocular discharge.
Other adverse events reported in <1 percent of patients included: ocular reactions (blurred vision, burning, stinging and irritation upon instillation, contact dermatitis, corneal erosion, dry eye, eye pain, itching, ocular discharge, punctate keratitis, visual acuity reduction) and non-ocular reactions (dysgeusia, facial swelling, hives, nasal congestion, periocular swelling, rash, sinusitis, urticaria).
Blephritis and conjunctivitis with ocular discharge, eyelid edema and secondary infections result in eyelid closure (Holt et al.
In addition to the mass lesion, other observed ocular signs included epiphora, mucopurulent ocular discharge and protrusion of the third eyelid (cases #4 and #5).
The cardinal signs of a corneal ulcer include discomfort, ocular discharge, redness of the white of the eye and the opacity of the cornea itself," says ophthalmologist Eric C.
Clinical signs were an acute and severe respiratory disease characterized by nasal and ocular discharge, foamy conjunctivitis, inflamed eyes, facial congestion, tracheal rales, swollen infraorbital sinuses, and visible yellow to white caseous discharge from the nasal sinuses or trachea.
In December 2008 InSite Vision completed a Phase 3 clinical trial of ISV-502 in patients presenting with signs and symptoms of bacterial infection and inflammation of the eye, including lid margin redness or swelling, conjunctival redness or ocular discharge and lid irritation.
Ocular discharge is common in cats, and the causes of this unsightly and inconvenient phenomenon vary from relatively benign processes to serious diseases.
Concomitantly the presence of discomfort (blepharospasm), ocular discharge, epiphora and conjuctival hyperemia were analyzed using the following score chart: 0 (absence), 1 (mild), 2 (moderate), 3 (severe).